Introduction - Intergenerational Justice and Its Challenges

In Axel Gosseries & Lukas Meyer (eds.), Intergenerational Justice. Oxford University Press (2009)
Axel Gosseries
Catholic University of Louvain
This Introduction tells the story of intergerational justice and how it has influenced philosophers and political thinkers throughout history. The Introduction goes on to discuss the aims of the book, which is to offer a sustained discussion of intergenerational justice as seen by practical philosophers. The first part of the book focuses on the way in which various schools of thought in moral and political philosophy approach the domain of intergenerational justice, while the second part focuses on more specific aspects, such as how these theories address the question of motivation, how they deal with demographic fluctuations, or how they can be applied to real-world issues such as climate change.
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